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#251 2014-07-05 03:23:14

drp6
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Registered: 2013-06-30
Posts: 52

Re: The ultimate MPD guide

I'm assuming the following errors during install of mpd from the wheezy (stable) repo is normal as they are not mentioned in the guide (unless I missed in the 10 pages I just read) but wanted to ask anyone experienced with mpd here...

Is this normal during install of mpd?

The following NEW packages will be installed:
  mpd
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 29 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/224 kB of archives.
After this operation, 466 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Retrieving bug reports... Done
Parsing Found/Fixed information... Done
Selecting previously unselected package mpd.
(Reading database ... 141937 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking mpd (from .../mpd_0.16.7-2+b1_amd64.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up mpd (0.16.7-2+b1) ...
Starting Music Player Daemon: mpdFailed to load database: Failed to open 
database file  "/var/lib/mpd/tag_cache": No such file or directory
.

Is this also normal during first few steps of guide?

$ sudo service mpd stop
Stopping Music Player Daemon: mpd.

$ sudo update-rc.d mpd disable
update-rc.d: using dependency based boot sequencing
insserv: warning: current start runlevel(s) (empty) of script
 `mpd' overrides LSB defaults (2 3 4 5).
insserv: warning: current stop runlevel(s) (0 1 2 3 4 5 6) of script 
`mpd' overrides LSB defaults (0 1 6).

Thanks for any feedback. Very nice 'how to' on mpd.

Last edited by drp6 (2014-07-05 03:27:46)

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#252 2014-07-10 02:11:43

drp6
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Re: The ultimate MPD guide

So, I read the OP isn't around anymore, but anybody else with MPD offer a "those errors are fine" or "that's bad try again"?

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#253 2014-08-04 17:48:52

ivanovnegro
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Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 5,432

Re: The ultimate MPD guide

Just ignore the errors, it should work anyway. I have no idea why they show up and had no time to investigate.

Also ignore this:

Starting Music Player Daemon: mpdFailed to load database: Failed to open 
database file  "/var/lib/mpd/tag_cache": No such file or directory

The tag cache will be available after the first launch.

I should update the how-to but I have no wish to do so, it still works IMO.

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#254 2014-08-27 02:47:44

antsunrise
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Registered: 2014-06-11
Posts: 153

Re: The ultimate MPD guide

damn. I still cannot get this working no matter what I do. Always get so close.


well dang. I guess all i had to do was type ncmppcp

be more clear on that part folks! smile

Last edited by antsunrise (2014-08-27 02:55:20)

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#255 2014-08-27 08:50:44

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: The ultimate MPD guide

mpc help

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#256 2014-09-09 03:15:56

Thon
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#257 2014-09-09 10:09:45

ivanovnegro
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Re: The ultimate MPD guide

^ That is true. Good find. If you set up the EQ from my guide it already does it right.

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#258 2014-09-11 09:12:28

garbochock
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Re: The ultimate MPD guide

Ok so I've just installed and succesfully ran MPD+ncmpcpp. I'm running #! dualbooted on a partion of my harddrive. On the rest of the harddrive, which is used for storing and some programs for windows, I have my music library - and of course I want MPD use this as it's music_directory.

The partion looks sort of wierd: "/media/A0B05202B051DEFA/MUSIC" - and when I run ncmpcpp it can't seem to access the folder (it worked great when i tried a folder in /home).

On a second note: Is there a way to make a shortcut in openbox which opens ncmpcpp via terminal? All the options I see for adding shortcuts seem to rely on a standalone runable ("excecute -> emacs" for instance).

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#259 2014-09-11 10:03:13

twoion
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#260 2014-09-11 14:48:22

ivanovnegro
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Posts: 5,432

Re: The ultimate MPD guide

@garbochock: Maybe you need a symlink.

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#261 2014-11-19 19:41:40

cloverskull
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Registered: 2013-10-26
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Re: The ultimate MPD guide

$ sudo service mpd stop
Stopping Music Player Daemon: mpd.

$ sudo update-rc.d mpd disable
update-rc.d: using dependency based boot sequencing
insserv: warning: current start runlevel(s) (empty) of script
 `mpd' overrides LSB defaults (2 3 4 5).
insserv: warning: current stop runlevel(s) (0 1 2 3 4 5 6) of script 
`mpd' overrides LSB defaults (0 1 6).

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#262 2014-11-19 20:49:01

ivanovnegro
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Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 5,432

Re: The ultimate MPD guide

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#263 2014-11-19 21:12:14

cloverskull
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Re: The ultimate MPD guide

My preference is way #2. smile I just wanted to list that as an option, should have specified. I don't want to run it as a system daemon, but I'm having trouble finding a way to permanently disable it.

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#264 2014-11-19 21:23:40

ivanovnegro
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Re: The ultimate MPD guide

^ No problem. Just go ahead. It would be nice to have both options in the how-to. I think the Arch wiki is updated on that matter and is better than before and describes both ways of configuring mpd.

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#265 2014-11-20 04:00:50

cloverskull
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Re: The ultimate MPD guide

#user "nobody"

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#266 2014-11-20 06:52:03

cloverskull
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#267 2015-08-17 00:32:43

eriksatie
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Registered: 2011-09-16
Posts: 39

Re: The ultimate MPD guide

Does anyone have an up-to-date step-by-step guide for installing mpd and ncmpcpp on Debian testing/stable?

Last edited by eriksatie (2015-08-17 00:32:57)

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#268 2015-08-17 03:36:40

tynman
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Registered: 2015-04-26
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Re: The ultimate MPD guide

I don't think anything has changed with either of these applications (mpd and ncmpcpp) in the last few years such that the advise in this thread would be out of date in any way.

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#269 2015-08-17 08:25:30

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Re: The ultimate MPD guide

sudo apt-get install mpd ncmpcpp

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#270 2015-08-17 15:01:08

ohnonot
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#271 2015-08-18 21:44:42

eriksatie
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Re: The ultimate MPD guide

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#272 2015-09-17 04:44:14

stat
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Registered: 2012-06-15
Posts: 42

Re: The ultimate MPD guide

Seriously eriksatie? This thread is legendary both inside and outside of this community.  Yes, as with any thread like this there are people who have experienced issues but there are thousands of people who did not comment because it just works and has worked fantastically well for years.  I know personally I have used it as a guide to set up mpd for people all over the world and its basics never fail if followed correctly. I have used it on Debian systems, Arch based systems, etc. and it has never failed me. Add to the fact that the original author is still contributing in this thread several years later and the OP represents everything that the Linux community should be and once was.

I am sure that you didn't mean it poorly but, ivanonegro took his time and energy to write a very thorough and complete guide that remains relevant years later and people still criticize and complain.  He continues to support this thread despite having moved on - pretty amazing, I don't support all the stuff I wrote anymore.  In fact the only reason I even saw these comments was coming to this site to show a linux newbie the right way to set up MPD and write a how-to. 

As someone who at one time contributed a great many how to's, wrote parts of libraries you are probably using that I donated to Debian, managed packages, etc. this really rings my bell. This is exactly why I left Debian and why many others who gave far than me also left.

The writers of how to's and free instructions do so to contribute to the linux community, not to be someone's personal guide, they owe no one anything and should be lauded and appreciated not criticized, whined at and complained about.  If you don't find a guide to be useful, move on and write a better one. Don't whine about how none of them work.  They work or they would not be posted and they certainly still would not be active nearly 4 years on.

For my vote ivanonegro, thank you again.  I remember a time when this was one of the best Linux Communities in the world and you were a big part of that.  Great work you did here.  I'll crawl back to my BSD hole now.

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